a tract of low wet land, often treeless and periodically inundated, generally characterized by a growth of grasses, sedges, cattails, and rushes.
- marshlike, adjective
Other definitions for Marsh (2 of 2)
Dame (Edith) Ngai·o [nahy-oh], /ˈnaɪ oʊ/, 1899–1982, New Zealand writer of detective novels.
Reginald, 1898–1954, U.S. painter and illustrator.
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How to use marsh in a sentence
As part of a 20-plus-years project, researchers and volunteers spread more than 70 million eelgrass seeds over plots covering more than 200 hectares, just beyond the wide expanses of salt marsh off the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem’s rapid recovery | Joseph Polidoro | October 14, 2020 | Science News
Over the years, the expansion of coastal marshes and the retreat of the region’s forests have also upended local communities and livelihoods.As seawater moves inland, ‘ghost forests’ are spreading. Why that’s so scary | kdunn6 | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
Home to sand dunes and marsh, it sits along the coast of Delaware.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
She and her team have created study plots with randomly placed patches of marsh and mangrove.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
Scientists have linked the health of marsh grasses to the ability of shorelines to absorb the energy of waves.For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research | Carolyn Wilke | July 28, 2020 | Science News For Students
Following a conversation with marsh, the two met at a pub in London.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance | Marlow Stern | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The landscape looks something like the marsh behind the Toys ‘R’ Us where Tony Soprano might bury a body in Jersey.
The actual field, where Richard was unhorsed and slain in a medieval marsh, is more than a mile away to the southwest.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab | Clive Irving | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since 1977, Star Wars has been an essential touchstone for both Povenmire and marsh.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’ | Jason Lynch | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There are a lot of diehard fans who I think are genuinely worried about Disney doing Star Wars,” admits marsh.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’ | Jason Lynch | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sometimes in the case of large plants, cones have been known to occur on the tips of the branches of the marsh Horsetail.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
Herbert marsh, professor of divinity in the university of Cambridge, England, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The hills disappear some miles above this city, and henceforward to the sea all is flat and tame as a marsh.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
It cut its zigzag way through the marsh for many miles, and they could follow its course with the eye but a few feet at a time.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Here and there, but far away, a mast or sail rose above the level surface of the marsh.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for marsh (1 of 2)
low poorly drained land that is sometimes flooded and often lies at the edge of lakes, streams, etc: Compare swamp (def. 1) Related adjective: paludal
- marshlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Marsh (2 of 2)
Dame (Edith) Ngaio (ˈnaɪəʊ). 1899–1981, New Zealand crime writer, living in Britain (from 1928). Her many detective novels include Final Curtain (1947) and Last Ditch (1977)
Rodney (William). born 1947, Australian cricketer: a wicketkeeper, he took 355 dismissals in 96 test matches (1970–84)
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Scientific definitions for marsh
An area of low-lying wetland in which the level of water is generally shallow and often fluctuating. The water may be either standing or slow-moving. The water in a marsh is also more or less neutral or alkaline, in contrast to the water in a bog, which is acidic. The environment of a marsh is in general well-oxygenated and nutrient-rich and allows a great variety of organisms to flourish. In contrast to a swamp, in which there is an abundance of woody plants, the plants in a marsh are mostly herbaceous. Reeds and rushes dominate the vegetation of marshes. See also salt marsh.
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